Music Composition, Song Writer
My name is Cole Sefton, Thank you for stopping by my page! I am a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and composer based out of Toronto, Ontario. I am a recent graduate from the Music Industry Arts Program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario.
Every piece of film making needs music. Whether it be a short film, or an online advertisement, they all need music. And the pieces that do the best at connecting to people, are the ones with the best use of sound, in my honest opinion.
I am on this site to offer my abilities in song writing, music-composition, production, and audio post production for clients looking to add a sense of emotion, humanity, and engagement to their short film, online content, advertisement, or personal music piece.
I have experience in all of these skills through my time at Fanshawe College through the Music Industry Arts program, as well as through my extensive work with my award winning band, Glass Face, which has had well over 1 million streams online, a music video featured on MTV, and a Jack Richardson Music Award for best electronic act in 2016.
as well as through my band I have work under my own name for audio post production and composition for online advertisements for companies like Johnson and Johnson, and Magazines Canada.
You can hear samples of the music I have been a part of through the Glass face soundcloud
And through my solo musical project, Geatan
If you would like to hear more, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask. I am always excited to meet new creative people.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Cole Sefton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Band Glass Face. I was one of the founding members with roles in songwriting, producing, performing and recording all of our released music, including everything from our debut EP "You Are Nowhere", which featured the song "Holland" which has been featured on MTV and listened by hundreds of thousands around the world.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Olafur Arnalds. Through his various different outlets, and different musical styles, he always delivers a very well produced, and emotionally stirring piece.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a wide variety of music, but what I am most passionate about is music that is a little more low key, down-tempo, and emotionally stirring. I work on different genre's from folk, neo-classical and ambient, amongst others.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe I bring a sense of emotion and humanity to the pieces I work on, whether it is the soundtrack for a film, the music for an advertisement, or production on a song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a creative composition space set up at 409 King Street West In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with an affiliation with Wanted! Sound and Picture. Within this space I have a variety of tools to chose from when creating. From a range of different guitars, to a large selection of boutique pedals, an ever expanding selection of VST plugins like Komplete Ultimate and Waves, and other random instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a huge variety of influences. I am hugely inspired by composers like Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and Max Reichter. As well as ambient artists like Tim Hecker, William Basinski, and Grouper. The work of more alternative acts like Daughter, Bon Iver, The Antlers, and Have A Nice Life have always resonated with me since I began creating music. All of these artists, as well as a large Post rock influence from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, and Explosions in the Sky, really have shaped the sonic field I work from.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music for picture, including short film, Advertisement, and online content. As well as songwriting, both lyrical and instrumental, production, and session work on the piano, guitar, and mandolin.